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Associate, The Philippines

  • Application Deadline: Aug. 30, 2021
  • Manila
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 30, 2021
  • Manila

Ready to make a difference and impact global business development? This might be the perfect opportunity for you! We are now looking to hire a talented individual as an Associate to join our office in Manila and to help developing our business in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. This is management consulting with a higher purpose.

The team is based in Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila, but is currently operating under more flexible work-from-home arrangements due to COVID-19. We deliver advisory and consultancy services, as well as trade and investment promotion, related to commercial excellence and revenue growth across various sectors such as digital technologies, energy, healthcare, transportation, services, and manufacturing. Our clients’ businesses are often driven by digitalisation, innovation and sustainability. Our consultancy scope includes, but is not limited to, market entry and growth strategy, M&A, public affairs, sales channel set-up, legal establishment, and incorporation, as well as client and partner acquisition.

What do we expect from you?

We are currently looking to expand the team with someone who can adapt to a fast-paced environment and a steep learning curve, and is interested in working in a dedicated team supporting Swedish clients in their growth journey in the Philippines, as well as the rest of Southeast Asia and APAC.

Professional experience in a consulting, in-house strategy, or business development role is a strong advantage. You will be working in project teams collecting, analyzing, and presenting information and insights to our clients, which you mostly get from interactions with external stakeholders in the market. While travel remains highly limited due to the pandemic and all meetings are virtual, in the future, you will likely travel in the region with our clients on a regular basis.

You will support senior colleagues in sales dialogues and insight-driven development of new business opportunities, as well as prospecting and, together with the team, develop customer value propositions. We have a strong team in place, and we set the bar high for applicants’ aptitude in being a team player and not being afraid to roll up their sleeves.

What can you expect from us?

You will work in a great team where we take care of, support and coach each other. The job is diverse, working in various industries and markets with start-ups and large multinationals as well as public and non-governmental stakeholders. The role comes with a high degree of freedom and responsibility and we expect you to drive your own initiatives.

You will be working in a challenging and stimulating environment supporting our clients in their international business development. You will be part of a truly global organization providing an exciting career with interesting project roles, international project teams, challenging and rewarding projects, through which you can further excel your personal development.

Are you the person we are looking for? Apply today!

Please submit your CV and personal cover letter as soon as possible as we will be screening applications on a rolling basis.

Want to know more about Life at Business Sweden and meet our colleagues? Read more here.

Work with great people

Tiantian Liao
Consultant, China
"Diverse projects, opportunities to quickly develop & the trust from clients are what I truly appreciate with this job"
Vlad Månsson
Country Manager, USA
"This is a great place for rapid career development because of the opportunities to learn from colleagues all over the world"
Samiksha Jalan
Project Manager, London
"I love working at Business Sweden because every hour and every day always brings different opportunities"
Elsa Stefenson
Trade Commissioner, Chile
"I find it incredibly rewarding to see ideas grow and become successful projects"
Youssef Benchaqroun
Consultant, Morocco
"We provide a real added value and create an impact towards our clients"
Bong-Soon Park
Senior Project Manager, South Korea
"My greatest motivation is seeing the positive impact our job has on our clients"

Skills & Requirements

Formal requirements

  • Higher academic degree, preferably a Master of Science in Finance, Economics, Engineering and/or Business Administration or equivalent
  • 2-3 years of relevant working experience
  • Experience in an international context from studying and/or working abroad

Core competencies

As an Associate with Business Sweden we believe you need to be

  • Business focused
  • Analytical
  • Result oriented

Market specific and functional competencies

  • High level of proficiency in written and spoken English is a requirement. Knowledge of Philippine dialect(s) and Swedish language skills are a strong advantage
  • Experience with business development, consulting, market analysis, sales support is an advantage
  • Strong social and team-working skills and cultural adaptiveness

Interpersonal competencies

As a consultancy firm our value consists of the talents of our individuals. At Business Sweden we believe success comes from people who are:

  • Humble to oneself and others
  • Team players and leverages results through collaboration with others
  • Adaptable to the many different environments we operate in and keep calm and focused regardless of the situation

Great Place to Work

  • Global exchanges and career opportunities

  • Exclusive focus on our client’s growth agenda

  • Extensive responsibility

  • Diversified teams with world class colleagues

  • Training academy for continuous development

  • Entrepreneurial environment

About the company

Business Sweden is a global consultancy organization with approximately 500 colleagues working in 46 countries. We all share the same passion - creating maximum value for Sweden.

Business Sweden’s purpose is to help Swedish companies grow global sales and international companies invest and expand in Sweden.
Through our consultancy services we offer our customers strategic advice and hands-on support in their international growth and establishment.

Business Sweden is owned by the Swedish Government and the industry, a partnership that provides access to contacts and networks at all levels.

At Business Sweden we value and encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds related to culture, gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion and belief, disability, nationality, sexual orientation and gender identity.
The diversity of our people is an important foundation of our culture and builds a workplace where everyone can contribute with unique experiences, perspectives and cultures.

OUR VALUESOur high performance culture rests on that all our employees live our core values. We will never have guidelines for every situation we will meet, but if all of us are guided by a strong sense of our values, we will always navigate in the right direction.

RESPONSIBILITYThis is the foundation of our culture. Taking responsibility is a way to show commitment to our work. We take ownership of the relationships with our clients and stay true to our word.

COLLABORATIONAlone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Collaboration knows no geographical borders. At Business Sweden, we act as one global team to create the best possible value for our clients.

IMPACTBy monitoring the world around us and identifying possibilities , we make a difference by helping companies to seize new, sustainable business opportunities. We create impact both for our clients and for Sweden.

Business Sweden

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